According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lukas Haas, Giovanni Ribisi and Erika Christensen have signed on to topline indie The Gardener of Eden for Appian Way. Penned by Adam "Tex" Davis, the dark comedy centers on a young man who accidentally saves a girl from a neighborhood assault and then decides his calling in life is to become a modern-day hero.

Kevin Connolly will make his directorial debut. Appian Way in association with IEG Virtual Studios is producing the film with the 7th Floor. Appian Way's Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Simpson are producing along with 7th Floor's Allen Bain.